Park Place Handcrafted

Tacoma, Washington · 89 Sales


Park Place Handcrafted

Tacoma, Washington 89 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars

ParkPlaceHandcrafted is taking a short break


Note from shop owner My shop has been on hold indefinitely while I've relocated. I don't know how soon it will be back up and running. Thanks for your patience!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 25, 2014

My shop has been on hold indefinitely while I've relocated. I don't know how soon it will be back up and running. Thanks for your patience!

Carol Park

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Carol Park


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lisa newby

lisa newby on Jul 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

shippped very quickly and just as described, maybe even better, great addition to my decor

Jennifer Paddack-Hyde

Jennifer Paddack-Hyde on Apr 8, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Quick shipper. Packaged nicely so they wouldn't break. Love the bowls:)

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Park Place Handcrafted: The Making of a Business

My love of textiles and images came first, springing out of a childhood spent in the 4-H Youth Development Program. As a 4-H member, I got my first sheep in third grade and a few years later learned to spin and weave the wool from my sheep. My mom taught me to sew in 4-H and I was tailoring by the time I was in junior high school. I have always dabbled in photography, dyeing, and jewelrymaking, doing these activities as whimsy strikes me. Pottery came later when I took my first ceramics class in college. I fell in love with pottery and took as many classes as I could before finishing my English degree. Later in life I had the opportunity to go back to school and complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics. I've been doing ceramics for 20 years now.

While in school, I decided to sell my pottery at the local farmer's market, and Park Place Handcrafted & Professional Services was born in 1999. Why the Professional Services? Somewhere along the way, I started doing freelance editing and graphic design projects, and these were also part of the "me" that I was marketing.

Since that time, I have sold pottery and my other artwork at markets, craft shows, and museum stores, to strangers, friends, and repeat customers. I have travelled the US as a Navy spouse with my awesome husband, become a mom to two beautiful girls, and earned Journeyman Level Master Weaver certification in the San Diego Creative Weavers' Guild.

I am now back home in Tacoma, Washington, where I'm working to expand my inventory, build my Etsy business, and participate in craft shows as time allows. I work, have many hobbies, and spend lots of time with my family and friends, so I am blessed to have a full and rich life. I am fortunate to have a family that supports and encourages my artistic endeavors.

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  • Carol Park

    Owner, Jill Of All Trades

    I am really happy to say that everything in this shop is made, photographed, described, and sold by me. I love Etsy because it lets me apply my fine arts and English degrees toward selling the things that I love to make!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 26, 2013
Thanks for looking around my site. I am an artist and craftsperson who loves exploring the tactile and visual properties of a variety of media. I have a BFA in ceramics and a minor in printing arts, and have attained Journeyman level in a Master Weaver program.

My approach to ceramics is to create technically sound pots that feel good in the hand and I use freehand brushwork to add glaze interest. I believe that pottery is intrinsically linked to the clay from which it comes, thus I like leaving areas of the natural clay exposed. I throw pots on the wheel and also do some handbuilding. I fire to cone 6 (2232 degrees) in an electric kiln and use lead-free glazes.

My textile arts stem from an appreciation of fiber and color. I like to develop projects based on the materials I find squirreled away in my stash, some of which are inherited or recycled from other projects or artists.

I also enjoy photography and digital imaging and do freelance graphic design and editing.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
I currently accept payment by credit card directly through Etsy Direct Checkout or through PayPal, or by check or money order. Credit card payments may be made through PayPal whether or not you have a PayPal account. I do not offer a payment plan but you may check out PayPal's installment plan option. Payment must be received within 5 business days of purchase or the transaction will be cancelled. If you will be paying by check, your order will ship after your check is received and clears my bank. I will charge the applicable sales tax for shipments to addresses in Washington State.
Shipping will occur as soon as I can get it done, but not to exceed 5 business days of my receiving your payment (I usually ship the day after I receive an order). Shipping will be via US Postal Service Priority Mail, unless you contact me with a special shipping request (such as a different/expedited/international shipping option). Shipping insurance is available upon request. I will make my best effort to pack items securely. Some packing material might be recycled. Pottery is double-boxed.

I am happy to ship my products internationally, as permitted by law, but I don't want either of us to get burned by shipping fees---if you are an international customer and would like an exact shipping quote for your location, please contact me and I'll be happy to find the best option for you. Any fees imposed at Customs will be your responsibility.

If you pay with PayPal, I will use your PayPal address, otherwise I will use your Etsy address, unless you tell me otherwise. Please ensure that your address information is up-to-date. If you need me to send your purchase to an address other than what you have listed in Etsy, such as for a gift, please use that address for the ship to: address when you check out, and let me know any other relevant information in the comments section of your order.

If you need gift wrapping, please add the listed Gift Wrap item to your order for $5.

If you would like to order several items from my shop and would like to get an exact quote for shipping instead of using the "shipping with another item" cost, I would be happy to provide you with that based on your destination and the size of box needed for your order. I will refund any shipping overages that exceed $2 above the actual cost of shipping and packaging materials.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have questions or problems with the transaction or shipment, I encourage you to contact me so we can resolve them. I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are unsatisfied with your product or if it arrives damaged, contact me within 5 business days of receiving it to request a refund. You will need to describe and photograph any damage. You must pay shipping for returns or redeliveries and shipping expenses will not be refunded. The refund will be issued once I receive the return.
Additional policies and FAQs
Handmade products are, by nature, one-of-a-kind. Even articles in a set are likely to have subtle variations and possibly show impurities or imperfections. I will make every effort to describe and show any such features that I see so they do not surprise you. However I hope you will embrace the imperfections as the sign that these items were made by a person, not a machine, in a home, not a factory.